Death Cult Armageddon

DIMMU BORGIR

DIMMU BORGIR - Death Cult Armageddon

Released on: 2003-09-08

Norway’s DIMMU BORGIR have managed to become the most prominent and important Melodic Black Metal act around the globe. With their new studio album “Death Cult Armageddon” DIMMU BORGIR reach an even higher level, climbing up the next step close to Baphomet’s Throne. “Death Cult Armageddon” was recorded and produced by Frederik Nordström at the Swedish Fredman Studios (In Flames, HammerFall etc.). DIMMU BORGIR always stood for the orchestral side of Black Metal; classical arrangements have ever been a certain aspect in their unique sound. To give the songs an even more authentic feeling, the band recorded parts of the album along with the Philharmonic Orchestra Prague, which consisted of 46 professional musicians. This is feeling of majesty and power that makes the Norwegians special. “Death Cult Armageddon” is their most varied and therefore also most extreme album. After releasing an early 7” EP entitled “Inn I Evighetens Morke” in 1994, the band recorded their now-classic debut full-length, “For All Tid”, which was released in late 1994. Two years later they released one of the most important albums in Black Metal history, “Stormblåst”, which instantly made them the hottest Black Metal sensations at the time. DIMMU BORGIR took a big step forward towards attaining the distinctive sound they are known for presently: mature song writing, tempo variances, strong classical influences and one of the most recognized Black Metal sounds in existence. “Stormblåst” displayed an increase in speed, yet maintained the harmonious melody and overwhelming atmosphere throughout. After “Stormblåst”, DIMMU BORGIR released the “Devil’s Path” MCD before they started recording their next commanding masterpiece, “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”, which is an engaging, powerful and moving recording, expertly produced by Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy) at Abyss Studios (Immortal, Destruction, Children Of Bodom) and released in 1997. “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”, their Nuclear Blast debut, marked their big international breakthrough achieving chart entries all over the world and playing the huge European music festivals such as Dynamo Open Air and Wacken Open Air. Shortly following their world tour for “Enthroned Darkness Triumphant”, DIMMU BORGIR started recording a MCD called “Godless Savage Garden” to hold fans over while waiting for their next full-length, “Spiritual Black Dimensions” to come out. This one was unleashed in March 1999, taking record stores by storm and proving yet again that DIMMU BORGIR are the kings of the dark throne. Prior to the release, many were curious as to what direction the music would take. Those doubting DIMMU BORGIR’s dedication to extreme music were forced to face reality when “Spiritual Black Dimensions” proved to be their most complex and extreme album to date. With a new-formed line-up, consisting of Shagrath (vocals), Silenoz (guitar), Vortex (bass & vocals), Galder (guitar), Mustis (keyboard) and Nick Barker (drums), Dimmu Borgir entered Sweden’s Fredman Studio in Fall 2000 to record their highly anticipated album “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia”. Once again the band created a masterpiece in aggressive music with outstanding atmosphere and audibly evil songs “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” was not just another DIMMU BORGIR release that so many people are expecting to hear by any means. It possesses its own dark emotions and exciting creativity that only a band as experienced as DIMMU BORGIR can deliver leaving all other “top tiered” Black Metal bands flailing helplessly in their wake. “Death Cult Armageddon” takes that high level and even goes one step further ahead. There is an incredible dark feeling about the whole album, which will capture every metallic soul. DIMMU BORGIR set a new standard for Black Metal with each of their record. This is the now and the future! Join the Deathcult!

Track list Total runtime
1 - Allegiance 5:50
2 - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse 5:17
3 - Lepers Among Us 4:44
4 - Vredesbyrd 4:44
5 - For The World To Dictate Our Death 4:46
6 - Blood Hunger Doctrine 4:39
7 - Allehelgens Død I Helveds Rike 5:35
8 - Cataclysm Children 5:15
9 - Eradication Instincts Defined 7:12
10 - Unorthodox Manifesto 8:50
11 - Heavenly Perverse 6:34
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